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The International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture has managed to bring together 400+ contributors since 2009. Having held its first symposium in 2010, a successful conference in Newcastle, UK 2012, and an upcoming conference July 9-11, 2014 in Delft, Netherlands, ISPA has become the preeminent established organization in the field. -- The society invites participants that probe philosophical questions in architecture, or re-draw the assumptions behind them. It welcomes architects and philosophers willing to scrutinize extant (inter)disciplinary boundaries and consensus on questions in architecture philosophy. We celebrate attempts to operate at the intersection of both disciplines, and promote work ready to give philosophy and architect(ure)s serious consideration alike. We especially welcome individuals contributing to diversity and equal opportunity in scholarly research.

Journal Launch – Architecture Philosophy

The society has been hard at work to establish Architecture Philosophy. The journal will publish its inaugural issue this summer. For more details on upcoming content as well as submission guidelines head here.

Ethics in Architecture – Summer School

7-8 & 12 Juli 2014

The 2014 ISPA Summer School will bring architecture researchers together from the USA, Canada, and the European Union to jointly seek means to redress the geographic and institutional imbalance in addressing professional ethics in architecture.

Autonomy Reconsidered – 2014 Conference

9-11 Juli 2014  Follow these links to register. The conference will include a day trip to Michiel Riedijk’s Institute for Sound and Vision.

Spotlight Interview

We caught up with Andrew Ballantyne and recorded illuminating and instructive thoughts on architecture philosophy. You can find the interview in full in the Spotlight Interviews.


Register and login here for free access to ISPAs research platform. You will received insider information on ISPA events, first access to the Spotlight Interview series, sneak previews of the ISPA journal, and access to the research forums.

Instructions are available on the site’s User Guide.


To get in touch either contact the ISPA administrator via the online network or send an email to